See Ya! Function Keys, Hello New Macbook Pro and Touchbar
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of their Macintosh PowerBook 170, the company’s first notebook ever, Apple hosted an event today to announce the new Macbook Pro (13 inch and 15 inch) and a new Apple TV app called “TV”, I think they are out of names…I mean just Black iPhone 7, no fancy color name and now “TV”. It’s easy to remember and speak too! Also, they talked about success of the new iPhone!!!
But let’s just put it aside and talk about the main products the MacBook Pro. But first take a look at what powers these future machines!
Macbook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch Specs:-
|Macbook Pro 13 inch||Macbook Pro 15 inch|
|Display||13.3-inch LED-backlit Retina Display (500 nits)||15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina Display (500 nits)|
|Processsor||2.9GHz or 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor|
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
|2.6GHz, 2.7GHz or 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor|
Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
|GPU||Intel Iris Graphics 550||Intel HD Graphics 530|
Radeon Pro 450, 455 or 460
|RAM||8GB LPDDR3||16GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||Up to 512 SSD||Up to 512 SSD|
|Camera||FaceTime HD camera||FaceTime HD camera|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours||Up to 10 hours|
|Software||macOS Sierra||macOS Sierra|
|Sensors||Force Touch trackpad, Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor||Force Touch trackpad, Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor|
|Dimensions||0.59 x 11.97 x 8.36 inches, 1.37 kgs||0.61 x 13.75 x 9.48 inches, 1.48 kgs|
With the most powerful MacBook ever made! there is a new addition to the traditional Technology made by Apple they removed the Function keys from their keyboard….wait! Don’t Freak out! They also added a new tech which they call “Touch Bar” and it’s a new innovative tech that will make the space used by function key more fun…that’s what they said!
To know more about Touch Bar click here.
Actually, it is looking pretty good, and by means of that they managed to add Touch ID to the new Macbook pro beneath the Power Button, and it’s supported by its own T1 chip. Talking of the touch bar they also added a new dedicated Siri key to the Touch Bar.
The best function of the Touch ID sensor (apart from Unlocking using Fingerprint) is that, If you share a MacBook Pro with someone else, you can instantly switch over to your account with a Touch ID press.
There is also another version of Macbook Pro for the MacBook Air users, which is “Lighter“, “Shorter” and “Thinner” than the original Macbook Air, the specs are different, though, take a look.
Macbook Pro 13 inch (without Touch Bar) Specs
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit Retina Display (500 nits)
- 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- Intel Iris Graphics 540
- 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 256GB onboard SSD
- MacOS Sierra
- Up to 10-hours battery backup
- Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, which also supports charging
- Force Touch Trackpad, 720p FaceTime HD camera
- 0.59 x 11.97 x 8.36 inches, 1.37 kgs
So these were the new Macbook Pro(s) the specs and design are great now let’s talk Money!
Macbook Pro 13 inch and 15 inch Price and Availability
As apple is known for their top notch products so as their top notch prices, this one is also there in the Premium lists. The new Macbook Pro(s) are available in two color options Silver and Space Grey. They are available to order today onwards and the shipping starts today for the 13-inch model (without Touch Bar), 2-3 week for the 13-inch model (with Touch Bar)and 15-inch Macbook Pro.
The prices are as follows…
Macbook Pro (15 inch) – 2,399$~ 1,60,000INR
Macbook Pro (13 inch, with Touch Bar) – 1,799$~ 1,20,000INR
Macbook Pro (13 inch, without Touch Bar) – 1,499$~ 1,00,000INR
That’s Apple’s new Macbook Pro(s) for you!
So what are your thoughts about the all new Macbook Pro(s)…Planning to buy it??? or should I say Dare to buy it! Tell us in the comments below.
Have a Nice Day.